Lavrov: Russia calls to set up anti-drug unit in OSCERussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 17:18
Top diplomat calls on NATO countries to stop military build-up near Russia’s bordersRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 17:17
Putin says state must react to violations of convicts’ rightsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:59
Russian diplomat: Relations between Moscow, Jerusalem at highest point everRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:46
Russia’s Kamaz-Master team may suspend participation in Dakar RalliesSport December 08, 16:17
Novak says US will not participate in OPEC's meeting with independent oil exportersBusiness & Economy December 08, 16:17
Diplomat says West beginning to see no global war on terrorism could be won without RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:12
Russian foreign minister calls for honest look at Europe’s migration crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:02
Putin awards Order of Courage to military doctors killed or injured in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 15:42
He admitted that Russia’s “legislation is not quite perfect with regard to this specific situation (a large number of refugees from the south-east of Ukraine)”.
Ivanov recalled that when Crimea had joined Russia, it was decided that Ukrainian citizens would not be required to leave Russia in 90 days. “It’s quite possible that a similar decision may be applied to Ukrainian refugees as well,” he said.
Under current legislation, Ukrainian citizens are required to leave Russia after a 90-day stay.
“It may be possible to apply the right to stay in Russia for one year, with a possible extension,” Ivanov said, adding that in this case Ukrainian refugees would have to acquire permanent residence permits.
They will be entitled to acquire Russian citizenship within three months of stay in Russia.
Those who decide to do so will be able to receive the status of refugee, provision asylum or temporary residence permits. In the latter case, they will be able to keep their Ukrainian passports and get a job in Russia.